Festival of the Purau Flower in Tahiti

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Happy May!   I am back from 10 weeks in Tahiti – and while it is great to travel, it is also great to come back. Before I left last week, I was able to do a ‘Festival of the Purau Flower’ or ‘Festival des fleurs de purau’. In Tahitian language, this tree is called the ‘purau’, in Hawaii it is ‘hau’ – it is a wild hibiscus or sea hibiscus. This is a specific hibiscus flower that grows in tropical … Read More

Afternoon Picnic at Pointe Venus

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I love the time I get to spend in Tahiti and wanted to let you know about one of my favorite spots for you to have a picnic & swim at Pointe Venus. A perfect late afternoon/sunset experience on this small scenic peninsula in the Matavai Bay with black-sand beaches all around, picnic tables, and stunning views of the neighboring island of Moorea. A wonderful non-touristy experience outside of the typical hotel/restaurant offering.  History and astronomy buff’s will enjoy the … Read More